Nature is a source of endless inspiration. I live in North Idaho and the lakes and skies are stunningly beautiful. I strive to capture the feeling I get while exploring nature along with the sense of atmosphere.  Experimenting with the materials is also a form of adventure to me. The paint itself and the process of painting is perhaps more important than the subject matter. This particular painting really captures the balance well. 

The piece is painted on plexiglass and mounted on cradled wood with natural sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Brian Sostrom


Acrylic painting on acrylic paint on plexiglass

Signed on front

10" h x 10" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Brian Sostrom
Sagle, Idaho

Getting to Know Brian

Brian Sostrom’s paintings of water and sky are not your typical picturesque seascapes. They use moody dark blue hues combined with a soft atmospheric sense of light to create something mysterious and mesmerizing. Painting with acrylic on both sides of a Plexiglas panel, Brian uses this clear surface to achieve a pronounced sense of depth and a translucent quality in the scenes. The cropped, square-format compositions do not depict distinct places, but rather seek to elicit a personal emotional response. Looking into the ripples of waves disappearing into a soft horizon, or the obscure, agitated clouds, there is an impression of both emptiness and eternity. Brian was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and his paintings are clearly inspired by the natural beauty of the region.